27-year-old mother of two chopped to death with machete by her Tanzanian husband Source : Watanzania.dk 30-Oct-2009 Anne Holmstrøm, 27 mother of two girls, one and three years old, was slain with a 40 inch long machete by her husband, 35. The husband who comes from Tanzania and Anne met in 2002 during a trip to the country. The suspect is now in police custody. In his statement to the police, the suspect has claimed that he cannot remember anything, but on a phone call to a friend three hours before his arrest, he confessed to killing Anne with the machete, that they received as a wedding present. According to bt.dk, Anne Holmstrøm had left her husband because he cheated on her during a vacation in Tanzania last summer. He had also threatened many times to beat both her and her children to death. Deputy Police Superintendent Henning Svendsen told bt.dk that the police knew about the threats, but Anne did not want him arrested or given a restraining order because she did not believe that he would get serious about the threats. Anne had moved to her parents' house but on the weekend of murder had gone back the apartment she shared with her husband. The couple's two children who are being taken care of by Anne's parents were in kindergarten at the time of the slaying. The murder was very brutal. The entire kitchen floor in the 61 square-meter apartment in Skovlyporten was covered with blood including all the walls. The bloody machete was found on the kitchen table in the apartment in Holte together with a bloody serrated kitchen knife when the body was found. Anne Holmstrøm had apparently just entered the apartment when she was killed. She was still dressed in raingear, as the murderer, according to forensic experts, struck her at least 10 times in the face and scalp with the machete. At around 15:15pm Monday neighbors heard a scream from the apartment and later in the day both a neighbor and the police were phoned by friends in Sweden who were worried about her. The husband had apparently called friends in Sweden and informed them that he had "done something foolish". Later a neighbor went to the apartment and found Anne's body. The police were already on the way to the apartment and arrived a few minutes later. The accused was gone by the time the police arrived. After an intensive search, the husband was arrested at Tagensvej in Copenhagen. At the time of his arrest, he was armed with a large butcher knife, but he did not resist arrest.